This week's prompt is:
Anyone can join, with a 50-word creative fiction vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.
figuring out the weakness of the opening: it's two scenes, and the first is mostly info-dumping.
It should start in the forest, talking about firebirds and golden stags and info-dumping there, because it's not much information, actually.
So all I have to do is dump four pages and rewrite. Which is trivial. I've done much more.
sigh So I'm still bracing myself for it. The writing life.